This snazzy little quilt was a labour of love, let me tell ya.
A donation for a silent auction to raise funds for a local Irish Dance School; and it ended up raising quite a bit of money. YAY!
|I used my favourite Wax Cotton print for the backing. It just looks so snazzy, but elegant.|
|I had troubles fussy cutting to get Elsa AND Anna; so I improvised a patch of the two of them.|
|Close up of the diamonds; I FMQ’d in the diamonds; they were a bit more wobbly than I’d like.|
|Adorable! All of the characters were in the border fabric I found; I and used premade bias tape for the binding.|
I have always loved the “Lone Star” pattern and it’s sorta like a quilter’s rite-of-passage into diamonds & angles and other such funky patterns outside the normal square/rectangle/triangle combos.
But did I decide to do a normal one?? Oh no. Of course not.
The regular Lone Star is an 8 pt star; and I wanted a more of a snowflake look.
|I FMQ loops around the star and straight lined (sort of straight anyway) inside the star diamond.|
There was much ripping of seams, redoing of math. (Who knew how much math there is in quilting!!)
Because the math and the angles were a bit, shall we say, wonky…. instead of adding in squares/triangles in between the ‘arms’; I appliqued the star onto the backing fabric.
Which is good because it needed more stability. I basted the edges down and then spray basted the star to the backing snowflake fabric. I used a ‘snowflake’ ish topstitch to secure it down and hide the basting stiches.
|You can see the basting stitch along the left side and the right has the snowflake stitch.|
|Top completed! Before adding backing & quilt layer.|
There might also have been some terribly awful language….but..well…no one heard but the cats.
I present to you, my NINE point Snowflake Starburst Frozen Quilt.
This particular one was big for a lap sized quilt; suited for a child’s bed.
I have promised to have one up & on my Etsy shop ASAP, so keep an eye posted for it!